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2014 BMW 550 vs. 2014 Acura RLX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the BMW 550, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 550 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX.

Convenience
With the Acura RLX you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 550, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 550 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Acura RLX, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 550 will cost more in transportation costs than the Acura RLX.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 is a little narrower than the Acura RLX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 550 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura RLX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura RLX.

Handling
The BMW 550 has a smaller turning radius than the Acura RLX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 550 has a much more powerful engine than the Acura RLX. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 550 and the Acura RLX. The BMW 550 has less cargo capacity than the Acura RLX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura RLX.


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2014 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $63,900 - $66,200

2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 16 - 17 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $58,790 - $60,905 $44,324

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